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Chicago Tribune  Arts & Fun  May 22, 1977


Dealers, books, clubs offer ‘value-able' advice 

By Roger Boye 

PERHAPS THE MOST common question I 
am asked by the novice coin collector is, 
"Where can I go to get an honest idea of the 
value of my old coins?" 

Usually my advice is to visit two or three 
coin dealers, buy some coin reference books, or 
become friends with a few experienced collec-
tors by joining a local coin club [serious coin 
collectors are among the nicest of people]. 

But again this year, members of the Morton 
Grove Coin Club want to help Chicago-area 
residents short-circuit all of that. During the 
club's annual coin show next Sunday and May 
30, club members using the latest reference 
books will estimate the value of coins brought 
in by any Chicago-area resident. 

They will be working from behind a "coin 
origin and evaluation booth" at the show in the 
Holiday Inn, 5300 W. Touhy Av., Skokie. In 
addition to the booth, several coin dealers will 
be present to buy and sell coins, and some 
coins will be on display. 

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. next Sun-
day, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 30. Admission 
to the coin show is free. 

IF THE $2 bill is to win its way into the 
pocketbooks of Americans, it will have to do it 
without the help of a $300,000 Treasury Depart-
ment advertising campaign. 

Department administrators scrapped plans 
for the campaign, and have instead written to 
1,000 retailers asking for their help in getting 
more of the bills into circulation. 

Relatively few $2 bills have been used since 
they were put into circulation more than 18 
months ago.